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Neighborhood Newspapers of San Francisco

This collection has been created by the San Francisco Department of Memory, community history groups in San Francisco who have come together to promote more collaboration around local history; to influence the discourse of local history; to amplify work done by local historians that is often isolated work; and to share resources around local history gathering and dissemination.

In 2013, we identified several underutilized large collections of neighborhood history in the form of neighborhood newspapers, some now out of print, which we are working together to digitize and make available as historical resources.

For more information about the Neighborhood Newspapers of San Francisco, please visit Foundsf.

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Noe Valley Voice 1977 - present
collection
248
ITEMS
36,281
VIEWS
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Noe Valley neighborhood monthly newspaper published continuously since 1977 by Jack Tipple, III, and Sarah Smith. Early decades of the paper report on Mission District as well as Noe Valley news.
The Potrero View 1970 - present
collection
306
ITEMS
30,622
VIEWS
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San Francisco's oldest continuously published community newspaper, the first issue of The Potrero View hit the streets August 1, 1970. It was “published monthly by The Potrero Hill Mob . . . in the hope that Potrero Hill might come together.”
Visitacion Valley Grapevine 1996 - 2011
collection
288
ITEMS
26,184
VIEWS
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Visitacion Valley neighborhood newspaper published monthly from 1986 to 2011 at the Visitacion Valley Community Center. Some issues include articles in Chinese, Spanish, and Tagalog.
Tenderloin Times 1977 - 1994
collection
137
ITEMS
25,742
VIEWS
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Tenderloin neighborhood community newspaper published mostly monthly from 1977 to 1994. The newspaper began as a project of Hospitality House originally developed as an activity for the clients of its Drop-In Center. Beginning in 1986 the paper was published in four languages reflecting the diverse population of the neighborhood: Khmer, Laotian, Vietnamese, and English. In 1993, the paper fluctuated between being trilingual (dropping Laotian) and quadrilingual.
Richmond ReView 1988 - 2014
collection
76
ITEMS
11,851
VIEWS
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Western Neighborhoods community newspaper published monthly from 1988 to 2014 by Paul Kozakiewicz reporting on the Richmond District, Seacliff, Laurel Heights, and Presidio Heights.
Bernal Heights papers 1964 - 1999
collection
130
ITEMS
11,242
VIEWS
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Community newspapers published from 1964 to 1999 serving Bernal Heights and San Francisco. Published by the Bernal Heights Association and the Bernal Fund, later by the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center. Papers had various names over the years: Bernal Heights Journal (1964 - 1968), Bernal Journal (1970 - 1987), New Bernal Journal (1987 - 1999), and the papers had various publication schedules. This collection includes a few issues of Community Board News (1978).
Mission District papers 1986 - 2004
collection
193
ITEMS
10,495
VIEWS
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Community newspapers published from 1986 to 2004 serving the Mission District and San Francisco. Published by the North Mission Association (beginning in 1980) and later by the New Mission News. Papers changed names from North Mission News to New Mission News in February 1992.
Glen Park papers 1977 - 2008
collection
124
ITEMS
10,208
VIEWS
collection
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Community newspaper published from 1977 to 2008 by the Glen Park Association reporting on the neighborhoods of Glen Park, Sunnyside, and Diamond Heights in San Francisco. Published under various names over the years: Glen Park Association Newsletter (1977 - 1978), Glen Park Newspaper (one single issue in 1978), Glen Park Perspective (1978 - 1980), and Glen Park News (1982 - 2008), the paper had various publication schedules over its run.
1989 Loma Prieta earthquake collection
collection
16
ITEMS
4,069
VIEWS
collection
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Newspaper issues documenting the months after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in various San Francisco neighborhoods, giving a unique local perspective on the quake's aftermath. You'll find many helpful tips and wisdom gained in these pages as well!
The Telegraph Hill Semaphore
collection
25
ITEMS
103
VIEWS
collection
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News about Telegraph Hill published by the Telegraph Hill Dwellers and mailed to its members. Began as the Telegraph Hill Bulletin in 1956 , became the Telegraph Hill Semaphore in 1967, and ultimately called The Semaphore .
Street Art News
collection
6
ITEMS
58
VIEWS
collection
eye 58
Monthly newspaper in 1975 dedicated to encouraging the creative and cultural development of the community of those who display, sell, or perform their art on the streets or in the open areas of San Francisco.
The New Fillmore
collection
0
ITEMS
40
VIEWS
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Community newspaper published monthly by David Ish, later by Thomas Reynolds, for the Fillmore, Japantown and Pacific Heights neighborhoods
El Tecolote
collection
0
ITEMS
31
VIEWS
collection
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Mission District neighborhood bilingual newspaper (English and Spanish) published monthly by Accíon Latina.
Sunnyside News
collection
0
ITEMS
10
VIEWS
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Sunnyside News